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This is only really of interest to Linux users and especially to KDE users. Gnome and non-Linux users can switch off now. Rekonq is a webkit based browser that users of Google Chrome will find somewhat familiar. This is of special interest to me as it seems that the next version of Kubuntu (codename Maverick [...]

I Installed Windows 7

So, having a spare hard drive, I installed the system on my Dell Latitude D600. Yep, I accept that this is an older machine, but shouldn’t that mean it would be more supported? Only outside of Redmond it appears. The only way to get Windows to recognise and use the sound and video cards was to get the XP and Windows 2000 drivers and install them using the compatibility function. By the way, the compatibility function worked very very well. However, in the sense of supported hardware, Linux wins hands down.

Various Twitter Clients

Image via CrunchBase I have a Twitter address.  But I really disliked having to either open a new tab to view comments and replies or having to keep returning to the site to see what’s going on.  And I won’t be going into the various merits or demerits of Twitter as a site or function.  [...]

Do I Want A Netbook?

Netbooks are pretty much this year’s thing.  I have seen a few people using them on the train and they look very useful and handy.  Particularly if you want to knock up a spreadsheet or document while you’re on the train.  They run a customised version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or a Linux distro [...]

How To Test Out Linux

I won’t bore you with my personal journey with Linux (it’s pretty much try, give up, try again, give up, try again, distro hop, pick a distro), but based on this comment, I thought it would be worthwhile discussing how best to try Linux out and the reasons you could find it useful to do [...]

On Successes In Linux

Something which I have been thinking about recently is the rate of successes for individual users in Linux.  For Linux as a whole, there have been numerous successes ranging from it’s growth into the mainstream (though there is still far to go) in the server world through to the desktop take up in the last [...]